Here are just a few of the highlights of my 2 year tenure as Children’s Laureate. Hope you’ve got on your speed reading glasses!Post a comment »
WBD TeenFest will be taking place on 4th & 5th March and Malorie herself will be kicking things off with a live Facebook chat at 6pm!
The online festival will bring amazing authors including Holly Smale, Marcus Sedgwick, and Derek Landy straight to your screen! With Hangouts and interviews, how-tos, blogposts, playlists, prizes and much more, each night will be packed with brilliant booky stuff as well as the chance to chat with other readers and writers. Oh, and did we mention… it’s FREE!Post a comment »
On the 9th October Malorie returned to the Library of Birmingham to celebrate the Birmingham City Read 2014.
Boys Don’t Cry was the chosen City Read; 1000 copies were distributed in Birmingham schools and in the Library of Birmingham during September. The City Read aimed to bring young people and adults together to celebrate literature.
‘The wonderful thing about the City Read is that it will bring teenagers and adults together to explore one book. YA literature like Boys Don’t Cry need not be confined to a teenager’s bookshelf; it can be celebrated and explored by adults also. The Birmingham City Read will provide a forum for people to discuss literature whether that is via social media, a classroom debate or in a library. I want young people to feel confident to celebrate and share their love of reading. The City Read will encourage them to do just that.’
During her visit to the library, Malorie gave an event during which she was interviewed on stage by Satnam Rana of BBC Midlands Today.
Lucky audience members, which included local school pupils, were then able to meet Malorie and have their books signed by her. It was a very long signing queue indeed…
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The Artistic Horde has just launched a great competition for young people called The Remarque Prize.
It’s an opportunity for creative expression, a showcase of artistic talent through written poetry, performance poetry or photography.
You can find out more and enter on their website
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Since the overwhelming success of YALC in London this summer, Malorie has been busy touring other parts of the UK talking to teens about her role. Malorie did two events at the Edinburgh Festival this August, an Amnesty International event with the Guardian’s Julia Eccleshare examining human rights in fiction, and a teen event talking about her bestselling Noughts & Crosses series and her latest novel Noble Conflict.
While she was at the festival Malorie spoke to Sky News about the need for more diversity in kids’ books, you can read the article here.
In September Malorie visited Devon where she spoke to 500 teens at a multi-school event in Exmouth hosted by the brilliant Exmouth College.
She was interviewed by 3 teen fans in a Noughts & Crosses themed theatre including chessboard stage and Noughts & Crosses cakes!
This was followed by an event at Bideford College as part of the Appledore Festival where Malorie spoke to 400 teens at another multi-school event.
This Autumn Malorie will be visiting Cheltenham on 4th October where she will be doing a public event as part of the festival, you can book tickets here
On Saturday 8th November Malorie will be at the South London Book Festival, you can book tickets herePost a comment »
The first ever YA Lit Con went ridiculously, fabulously and stupendously well!
Now, get the low-down on the weekend’s happenings and events from Malorie herself, HERE
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Don’t forget you can download all of Malorie’s fantastic books straight onto your Nook – right HEREPost a comment »
Keep 12-13 July free because the YALC is almost here! For more details plus information on how to book your tickets, please click on the link given below. See you there!
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Malorie will be appearing at the 7th Black & Asian Writers Conference in October, alongside other major writers including Malika Booker, Fred D’Aguiar, Sujata Bhatt, Bali Rai, Samuel Shimon, Dorothea Smartt, and Thomas Glave.
Saturday 19th October
10.30am – 5pm
For tickets and more information visit www.contactmcr.comPost a comment »